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From "Sebb (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IO-315) Replace all "String encoding" parameters with a value type
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:44:28 GMT


Sebb commented on IO-315:

That makes a more sense now, but I think it would be overkill to introduce a new interface

Using Charset would be better IMO.

Using Charset would convert the checked {{UnsupportedEncodingException}} into the unchecked
This should simplify application code that does not already catch {{IOException}}, though
of course in Commons IO many methods throw IOE already.

AFAICT, parameters would need to be changed to use (e.g.) {{Charset.forName("UTF-8")}} instead
of {{"UTF-8"}} so user code would be slightly longer.
> Replace all "String encoding" parameters with a value type
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IO-315
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Streams/Writers
>    Affects Versions: 2.1
>            Reporter: Aaron Digulla
> Please create an interface "Encoding" plus a set of useful defaults (UTF_8, ISO_LATIN_1,
CP_1250 and CP_1252).
> Use this interface in all places where "String encoding" is used now. This would make
the API more reliable, improve code reuse and reduce futile catch blocks for {{UnsupportedEncodingException}}.

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